Mike started is art as a birthday present of sculpting classes. After several months, he discovered that he really enjoyed sculpting and that he definitely had an eye for detail. His pieces have been sculpted in clay and then bronzed using the lost wax method.
The process begins with creating a polyurethane rubber mold. A plaster casing then encases the mold which has to cure for about two weeks. Once the vessel is cured it is then taken to the bronze process. Bronze is pored at a temperature over 2000 degrees. After the bronze cools the image is taken and sandblasted and the patina process begins.